NRL 2024: Brandon Smith issued breach notice, Sydney Roosters, failure to attend mid-season review sessions, Trent Robinson, Roosters powerbrokers, news, videos

Roosters hooker Brandon Smith has reportedly received a breach notice after failing to attend his squad’s mid-season review.

Trent Robinson held a series of meetings to review the Roosters’ season so far on Monday following the club’s defeat to the Cowboys in round 13.

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According to the SMH, Smith failed to show up for review sessions and has since received a violation notice from Tricolors power brokers.

His future at the club is now reportedly in doubt, and it is unclear whether he will be named for the Roosters’ round 15 clash with the Eels following their round 14 bye.

According to a source, Smith was unaware of the planned review sessions, with club officials reportedly attempting to contact him.

However, Smith claimed he didn’t have his phone handy, saying “that was a mistake on my part.”

“I was out with the family and didn’t realize it was on. I take responsibility for it,” she said.

Smith’s manager Stan Martin told the Daily Telegraph that the star had been sleeping.

Smith himself had said that he was “out with my partner for breakfast” and that he had “left the phone at home because normally after a match we don’t train the next day”.

“After a recent defeat, he was late to a meeting,” Martin said.

“The coach was angry. Brandon was the only one late.

“He slept late and arrived late. I spoke to the club. It is not a serious violation.”

This comes as the Roosters’ powerbrokers are now reportedly frustrated with Smith’s actions, with his future at the club coming into question.

But Martin responded to those claims.

“I’m not sure his future is in doubt,” Martin said, “We’ll see how things go in the future.

“He wants to move forward and finish the season well.”

Meanwhile, pressure is reportedly mounting on Robinson to keep Smith in line, having picked up an option in his favor for the 2025 season worth around $850,000.

Smith’s start to life at the Roosters got off to a slow start, with a finger injury hampering him in 2023 before finishing that season successfully.

Originally published as ‘I take responsibility’: Brandon Smith’s Roosters future in doubt amid breach notice

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